Rough day for Wisconsin teams in Boise today. The Badgers just can't shoot with a lick and lose to Xavier. At least they were not up 6 with 4 minutes to go and pissed it away. Based on how the season went, I was fully expecting that was how it was going to end for the Badgers. In a rough close to his career, Joe Krabbenhoft fouled out and scored no points. I was always expecting more out of this guy. Landry was a decent scorer and solid on the inside, but just not a guy who could carry a team. In a down year and in the worst season of the Bo Ryan era, I'll take the one tourney win and move on to trying to figure out who the heck is going to score next year. Honestly, Nankivil might be the big scorer. He has some momentum going in to the off-season. The same can't be said for Luer. What a brutal close to the season for him. Can we get Vander Blue in next year? Do we have to wait until 2010-2011?
Meanwhile, Marquette just isn't that good and loses to Mizzou but finds things to cry about anyway. Said Buzz Williams after the game: "I thought what we had designed would give us a fairly good chance," Marquette coach Buzz Williams said of the play after the Golden Eagles had fallen behind by two. "But they said Lazar stepped over the line. I didn't have the perspective."
Buzz, I wouldn't go with "they said", I would would just leave out the first three words of that last sentence and look at the tape and realize about a quarter of his foot was over the end line. As Matt said, the was a Tim Jarmusz-esq play. Marquette was also comlaining about Mizzou brining in a different FT shooter at the end. Honestly, I would be happy to see the opposign team have to bringing a guy who hardly played in the second half and was a worse FT shooter than the guy fouled.
Tough way to go out for Marquette. Again, I would like to salute this glorious senior class and their zero conference titles and two NCAA Touney wins over the past 4 years.
In other news, adding Brian Roberts to the Team USA roster seems to be paying off.
On to the Greater Chuckie Hacks Open. We are through 2 rounds and nobody has lost their champion as of yet.
- Much like after the First Round, Jonathan Ottman is in the lead with the most games correct (41 out of 48) and now also leads the best possible score category (220).
- Behind Jonathan we have Craig Becker with 40 correct picks and 218 possible points and Doodie Pie with 39 correct and 216 possible points.
- Several players are still in the running with 13 contestants having a possible score of 210 or greater and an additional 20 between 200 and 208.
- As far as the Hackers go, Goldy is leading the way with 38 games picked correctly and 214 possible points. Woz is next with 37 correct picks and 208 possible points followed by Matt with 36 correct and 200 possible points. Brad has 31 games picked correctly and 164 total points.
- Again, full GCHO standings can be viewed here.